Category: Artist News

This will be for when I hear some news about an already established artist (as opposed to new artist info)

Concert: Gregory Douglass in Minneapolis

Artist: Gregory Douglass Date: October 1, 2005 Opening Act: Lisa Piccirillo Venue: Collected Sounds Living Room City: Minneapolis, MN Review by [Amy Lotsberg] Producer of Collected Sounds Well, this was sure a fun show. I do wish more people would…

Dresden Dolls Embracing Rock On New Album

By Alyssa Rashbaum, N.Y. – from Billboard website: While working on its upcoming sophomore album, Boston-bred punk-rock cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls looked to the past for inspiration. [Read full Story] Dresden Dolls Official Site Review on Collected Sounds

Melissa Ferrick with special guest Natalia Zukerman

Singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick emerged in 1994 as part of a group of new female alternative singer/songwriters, much in the vein of Liz Phair. Ferrick began singing in coffeehouses after dropping out of college, eventually winding up in Boston. Her major…

Interview: Dar Williams by Amy Lotsberg

Dar Williams (note: this conversation took place on the phone) Collected Sounds: First of all I want to apologize in advance if I stumble. You’re my first live interview so if I seem nervous it’s because I am. Dar Williams:…

Dar Williams Interview Part 2

Well, I just finished my interview with Dar Williams. She was very nice, charming, smart, etc, just how I expected. But she also put me at ease, which was nice because my stomach was doing jumping jacks. My first live…

Kate Bush NEW record details!!!

NEW YORK/LONDON (Billboard) – Pianist/songwriter Kate Bush will break a 12-year album drought this autumn with the double-disc set “Aerial.” The album will arrive November 7 in Europe via EMI and a day later in North America via Columbia. First…

Concerts: Beth Amsel in St. Paul

Artist: Beth Amsel Date: August 25, 2005 Venue: Gingko Coffee House City: St. Paul, MN Review by [Amy Lotsberg] Producer of Collected Sounds It was strange for me to see Beth play when it’s not in my home! This was…

Fiona Free at Last

[I got this one E! news] Fiona Free at Last by Charlie Amter Aug 15, 2005, 4:20 PM PT Fiona Apple has been sprung. The angsty singer-songwriter’s long-gestating Extraordinary Machine will hit stores Oct. 4, her label, Epic Records, announced…